Rokuoin Temple is a popular tourist spot in Tokyo that will be open to the public in the evenings from November 23 to December 9. The viewing is being in association with the Keifuku Electric Railroad and the shrines and temples along their train lines. It will dig deep and promote the attraction of tram lines while offering a special and enjoyable trip possible only by the trams.
Rokuoin Temple is home to the first Japanese rock garden to be designated a place of scenic beauty in Kyoto. It’s famous for being a hidden location for enjoy the colours of autumn.
The nighttime viewing will see the rocky path leading up to the temple which runs almost 300m from the main temple gate, reliquary hall and garden all lit up with soft lights.
You must apply in advance to attend the viewing. Places are also limited to 100 people per day on weekdays and 150 people on weekends.
Applications will close once all places have filled so you need to register quick if you’re thinking of visiting.
Rokuoin Temple Special Nighttime Viewing
Address: 24 Sagakitaboricho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Running: November 23, 2018 – December 9, 2018
Time: 17:30-19:30 (Last Entries 19:00)
Price: ¥1,500 (Includes tea and gift)
Access: 4-minutes on foot from Rokuōin Station via the Randen (嵐電) trams
*Places limited to 100 people per day on weekdays and 150 people per day on weekends. Applications will close once all places are filled.
*Applications will re-open if places open due to cancellations etc.
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